THIS HOLIDAY IN NORTHERN ITALY IS A DREAM! It starts in Emilia Romagna, the gastronomic heart of Italy, and ends in astonishing Venice with its 150 canals, 400 bridges and countless piazzas. Our home base for the first four nights is the classic seaside resort of Rimini --a popular holiday retreat for Italians! Our adventure begins with an excursion to the picture book Republic of San Marino, the world's smallest sovereign state --24 square miles of mountain scenery -- completely surrounded by Italy. Next up: enjoy a visit to elegant Bologna, a sophisticated university city with well-preserved medieval architecture, 24 miles of covered walkways and where food is taken very seriously! An excursion to Ravenna highlights its famous and stunning 5th -6th century Byzantine mosaics. Next is Ferrara, whose historic center is much as it was 300 years ago. There are those who argue that Ferrara is the perfect Italian city, just as fabulous as Florence. And now the star attraction: extraordinary Venice. “With its magnificent 16th and 17th-century palaces and piazzas, it is no surprise that Venice is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world.” --Condé Nast Traveler. We'll enjoy a walking tour of the Piazza San Marco and have time to explore on our own.
Round-trip regularly scheduled ITA Airways flights from Boston to Bologna and Venice to Boston, via Rome.
Seven nights’ four-star accommodations
Eleven meals: seven breakfasts, four dinners with wine
Escorted, private, round-trip airport/hotel transfers
Services of professional local Tour Manager
DAY 1: Overnight flight from Boston
DAYS 2–5: Hotel Villa Adriatica, Rimini
DAYS 6–8: All'Angelo Art Hotel, Venice
DAY 9: Return flight to Boston
Excursion to San Marino with free time. Excursion to Bologna with walking tour and free time. Full-day excursion to Ravenna with guided tour feating San Vitale, Saint Apollinare, the Baptistery, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia and free time. Guided tour of Ferrara including the Renaissance wall and the Estense Castle. Guided walking tour of Venice. Day at leisure in Venice.
Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is $545. We have a limited number of single supplements available at just $450. Call to reserve. Triple accommodations may be available upon request. Fuel surcharge, air taxes and fees subject to change. Passport required. Per person deposit is $300.
As of March 1, fully vaccinated travelers (those who have received one or two doses within the past nine months or those who have received a booster shot) are no longer required to supply a negative COVID test to enter Italy.
All travelers to Italy must fill out a Passenger Locator Form before arriving in the country. (We'll assist you with this.)
Additionally, all travelers must present a negative COVID test result administered in advance of returning to the U.S. For all of our Italy tours, we will make all necessary arrangements for U.S. international return COVID-19 testing. The testing will be done while on tour at your expense.
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